BALLANTYNE STRONG INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line. BALLANTYNE STRONG INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.41 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 16.44% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is very unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||22.47||22.02|
|Net Income ($mil)||-10.16||-0.59|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||23.88||25.49|
|Total Assets ($mil)||75.52||88.71|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.33||0.0|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||21.5||21.12|
|Return on Assets||-12.67||-1.12|
|Return on Equity||-17.63||-1.53|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||14.1||14.14|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||3.85||4.6|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||27616.0||19036.0|
HOLD. The current P/E ratio is negative, which has no meaningful value in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, it simply displays that the company has negative earnings. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.22 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.82 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 8.38. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, BALLANTYNE STRONG INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|BTN NM||Peers 22.39||BTN 66.40||Peers 43.05|
Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.
BTN's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Premium. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
BTN is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
|BTN NA||Peers 20.44||BTN NA||Peers 3.62|
Neutral. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth potential.
Ratio not available.
Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.
Ratio not available.
|BTN 1.22||Peers 8.38||BTN -871.42||Peers 29.38|
Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
BTN is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, BTN is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|BTN 0.69||Peers 3.64||BTN -2.53||Peers 5.11|
Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.
BTN is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
BTN significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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